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In The News | June-July 2022

Puppies with a Purpose at Southeastern Guide Dogs ABC7 | Discovering the Suncoast ABC7’s Mike Modrick features Southeastern Guide Dogs on his recent episode of “Discovering the Suncoast.” Watch Mike play with puppies and learn what it takes to become a guide dog here on ABC7.       “Beyond the Dark” program shows guests...

Lessons from my Service Dog, Blue

After four years together with Blue, I still marvel at our relationship. It is too trite to say we are simply companions; it is much more profound. There is a depth to his gaze that is hard to fathom. He is not merely looking at me but radiates a sense of calm. And in that...

Create Your Will—FOR FREE!

Convenient and Free! Create your Will at Here’s an excellent goal you can check off your list with ease, and while you are at it, you can protect the people and pets you love most—at no cost. You can now write your legally-valid will online with a convenient tool called It’s free! Southeastern...

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Behind the Scenes: Creating Dogs of Destiny

Jen Noble is an Emmy® Award-winning video storyteller, and the producer of the premiere episode of Dogs of Destiny, a new web series that dives into the many stories surrounding the dogs of Southeastern Guide Dogs, and the humans lucky enough to raise, train, and interact with them in real life. We wanted to get...

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Libby Loves to Learn!

Click here for descriptive video for the visually impaired Sneak Peek Alert: The most adorable video you’ll see all day! Hi! Libby here—the cutest pup in town. I’m your PupPal puppy for March, and I’m here to share a sneak peek of my exclusive PupPal adventures video. Ready for more? Hop into the PupPal wagon today and…

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Hope by My Side

Click here for descriptive video for the visually impaired.  The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived – it’s graduation time for our latest guide dog class! This marks a new beginning and a promise of hope for our graduates and their new best friends.   We’re so touched by how they’ve progressed….

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How to Become a Guide Dog Instructor

A guide dog instructor takes a break from training to give the guide dog a head scratch At Southeastern Guide Dogs, most of our guide dog instructors begin their careers here as canine care technicians, taking care of dogs that are training on our campus. This entry-level position requires a love of dogs as well…

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Meet Luke | Sponsor a Puppy

  Click here for descriptive video for the visually impaired Lively Luke won’t be little for long! This boy is ready for epic adventures, and soon, he’ll reach a stellar destiny. And if you want to keep watching him grow and learn through regular photos and Pupdates, sponsor Luke for just $19 a month. You’ll…

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A Letter from Wayne Giles with his Guide Dog, Elsa

My name is Wayne. I lost my vision due to retinitis pigmentosa. Over the years my vision loss has progressed to the point that I am no longer able to see anything. I must confess, it is much easier to stay home and never go anywhere out of fear, but all four of my Southeastern…

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